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(@english-one)
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I'm having a small crisis at the moment, I wonder if maybe somebody could help me out.

Right, I'm using Cubase (v.5 I think). I've recorded a track with few audio tracks, a Midi Drum Part, and A Midi bass part.

I want to put this onto a CD, I thought it would be a simple case of exporting it to the appropriate file type, but it seems that I can't put Midi tracks into an Audio File.

I always assumed this was possible. Am I wrong? Is it possible to put midi tracks onto an audio file?

Please, I need help urgently (this is Music A level coursework... :cry: )

Thankyou

Peter


   
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(@mattypretends116)
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Well, I'm pretty new at this as well, but have you mixed down to stereo two track? You can't play it back in Wav format or any other audio (and therefore can't burn it to CD) until you have mixed it down from multitrack format.

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(@english-one)
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Yeah, but it seems that it doesn't include the midi part of the recording

Thankies

Peter


   
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(@nicktorres)
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MIDI isn't audio, that's why you can't have it in an audio track. MIDI is just a set of instructions. MIDI describes pitch, duration, delay, etc. You need to assign a sound to the MIDI and record the result if you want to mix it down.


   
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 Val
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Check out the info in this link:

http://www.cubase.com/faq/content_by_cat.asp?contentid=151%&catid=82

Hope this helps.


   
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(@english-one)
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Thank you Val, that l;ink was very useful

thanks

Peter


   
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(@hueseph)
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Funny. I frequent cubase.com and one of the most common questions is how to export midi to audio. If you use a vst instrument in place of the midi instrument, you can export it to audio. VSTi's tend to sound better anyway. VST 5.01 comes with 5 of them one of which is a bass module. VB-1 i believe. So at anyrate you would go to the menu bar/panels/vst instuments/choose a vsti from the drop down menu(vb-1 for bass, LM-4 for drums) Go to the midi tracks and in the last field before the actual track, click on it and you should be given a choice for midi/mswavetable/sblive synth....blah blah, you should be able to select your vst from that pop up menu. Any midi you have recorded on that track should now play through that VST instrument and will export to audio once you do your final mix.

You can get free VSTi's from :

http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php

KVR is a huge source for free vsts both effects and instruments.

http://www.sampletank.com/Main.html?STFreeDwn

With sampletank free you can only use the free samples they offer. These freebies are pretty good though. (much better than the gm sounds on your comp.)

https://soundcloud.com/hue-nery/hue-audio-sampler


   
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